XC Skiing

Tue 21 May 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Posted by Luke F on Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Leaders: Luke F
Trip standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: No meeting

We do indeed have avalanches in Australia. It's surprising to many that we even have snow here! The vast majority of people recreating in the Australian high country need not worry about them, but those of us, part of a growing crowd venturing onto our country's steeper terrain, do need to pay careful attention to the risk of avalanches. If you're planning a trip to the snow overseas, it may be of even greater concern. 

Everyone is welcome, beginners, members and non-members alike!

This evening is to discuss:

  • How much do you need to worry about avalanches in Australia?
  • What can you do to avoid being caught in an avalanche while on your adventures?
  • How should I plan a trip which passes through avalanche terrain?
  • For those who are interested, some of the details of the why's, where's and how's of avalanches and avalanche accidents.

We will be starting after the regular Tuesday night club meeting.

This isn't a professional course, it's just a few of us passing on what we have learned during our own avalanche courses and personal learning. We really recommend anyone who finds this evening useful/interesting to go on and do an AST course. 

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